Insider Only NHL Rumor Chart

1. MIN RW Marian Gaborik
Interested: VAN, LA, ATL, OTT, NYR, NJD, MTL
 Vancouver has shown the most interest but the Wild would like to move him out East. LA may be waiting until free agency to make a move for Gaborik. Atlanta remains a possibility. Wild GM Doug Risenbrough has been scouting Colby Armstrong and Slava Kozlov

2. ATL Ilya Kovalchuk
The Thrashers are not listening to offers for Kovalchuk but they are receiving calls. Edmonton and Toronto are among the two teams to place calls to Thrashers GM Don Waddell. It is expected that Kovalchuk won’t be moved at the deadline.
3. DET C Henrik Zetterberg
Interested: Extension in the works?
 The Red Wings and C Henrik Zetterberg have been holding talks and might announce a deal soon, according to the Ottawa Sun. The paper suggests the deal could be in the 8-10 year range. The Wings have been hopeful that Zetterberg would agree to a slight hometown discount simialr to Pavel Datsyuk. 
4. FLA D Jay Bouwmeester
Interested: ANA, OTT, PHI, BOS, MTL, OTT, NYR, NJD, MIN, TOR
 Bouwmeester a pending FA at season’s end, has drawn significant interest from the Flyers, Senators Canadiens, and Bruins. The Panthers are seeking a young center in return but are expected to make one last try to sign Bouwmeester before the trade deadline
5. TB LW Marty St. Louis
Sources tell me the buzz coming out the BOG meetings is the Lightning are in the begining stages of exploring the market for left winger Marty St. Louis. As metioned weeks ago, Pittsburgh will be in on St. Louis. The two teams are a good match.
6. CHI LW Martin Havlat
Interested: PIT, VAN, BUF, NYR, NJD, CLB, EDM, MTL
The Hawks are listening to offers for Havlat but it is very unlikely that the Hawks will get equal value. Expect him to stay put.
8. WAS C Michael Nylander
Interested: CHI
9. FA LW Brendan Shanahan
Shanahan has been skating and may open up his services to non playoff teams and western conference teams.
10 CHI G CHI Nikolai Khabibulin
 Khabibulin is playing very well this season and for now is off the trade block.
11. NJD RW Brian Gionta
Interested: CAL, CHI, MIN VAN, FLA
12. PIT C Jordan Staal
Interested: CHI, ATL, OTT, TOR, FLA, MIN: Extension in the works (three year deal)?
13. VAN D Mattias Ohlund
Interested: NJD, BOS, CLB, TB, OTT, PHI
 Plenty of interest in Ohlund who could be moved at the deadline but with the acquisition of Mats Sundin, trade talks surrounding Ohlund have been derailed.
14. TB LW Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts is expected to retire at the end of the season. There is currently no market for him.
15. OTT C Antoine Vermette
Interested: COL, MIN, NYR, NJD, CLB, CHI, VAN, FLA
 The Ottawa Senators are aggressively shopping for a defenseman and are believed to be listening to offers for center Antoine Vermette. Colorado and Vancouver could be potential trade partners.
16. OTT Chris Neil
Interested: NYR, NSH, COL, MIN, VAN, PIT
 Neil a pending free agent is also believed to be on the trade block. Nashville nearly pulled off a deal for Neil during the summer.
17. RW Johan Franzen
Interested: Extension in the works?
Red Wings GM Ken Holland tells The Grand Rapids Press he has had preliminary talks with the agent for Johan Franzen. Franzen has proved to be a tough neogitator and could command up to $6 million the open market.
18. COL Jordan Leopold
Interested: OTT, CLB, BOS
 Reports have linked the Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets to be pursuing Leopold. The Avalanche are believed to be asking for Chris Neil and Antoine Vermette in return for Leopold.
19. G ATL Kari Lehtonen
Interested: LA, OTT, COL, WAS
The Senators and Kings are believed to have mild interest in Thrashers goaltender Kari Lehtonen. The Thrashers are listening to offers.
20. EDM G Dwayne Roloson
 The Oilers have been shopping goaltender Dwayne Roloson but the market is not clear yet. It is believed the Oilers approached the Senators who are not interested.
21. NYR LW Petr Prucha
Interested: CLB, EDM, NAS,
22. NYI Doug Weight
Interested: CHI, CLB, FLA

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